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April 22, 2010

St. John’s and SIU Med School Host Seminar on Osteoarthritis

A free educational seminar on osteoarthritis will be held 5:30 - 7 p.m. Monday, May 3, in the Dove Conference Center, 619 E. Mason St., Springfield. The event is sponsored by St. John’s Hospital and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

The seminar, “Osteoarthritis of the Spine and Lower Body:  Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention,” will be led by a team of five orthopaedic surgeons from SIU HealthCare, SIU’s medical practice group.  The SIU physicians are all full-time faculty physicians − Drs. Per Freitag, Osaretin Idusuyi, Mark McAndrew, David Olysav and Khaled J. Saleh.

The session is open to anyone experiencing arthritic discomfort particularly in the spine or lower body (knees, hips, ankles or feet).  Those attending will learn how arthritis affects each of these areas of the body and what treatment options are available.
Light refreshments will be served.  To register, call SIU HealthCare at 217-545-7133 weekdays.

The Dove Conference Center is located on the main floor of the Prairie Heart Institute (PHI) of St. John’s Hospital.  Free parking is available in the enclosed garage immediately south of PHI.

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